BREAKING: Hurricanes and Panthers Make a Pair of Trades

Carolina and Florida have made a pair of trades that will leave you scratching your heads.

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Tomas Jurco from the Florida Panthers in exchange for future considerations.
A couple minutes later, the Panthers acquired Cliff Pu from the Hurricanes in exchange for... future considerations.

Tomas Jurco has had a difficult time cementing himself as an NHL player. He's bounced up and down between the NHL and AHL.
Cliff Pu was acquired by the Hurricanes in the Jeff Skinner trade with Buffalo.

For those wondering why the two were not simply traded for one another, here's why. A team cannot trade an NHL contract in exchange for an AHL contract. So the teams traded the players for future considerations and called it a day. The more you know...